Cookies

Our goal is always to ensure our site is easy and reliable to use - and this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These small files are known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

The Cookies we place on your device are used on this site in the following ways:

First party cookies

These are our own cookies which are controlled by us. These cookies are to enhance the user functionality and experience of the website. See the table below for more details on these:

 

Site

Cookie Name

What does it do?

carers.org

SESS…

This is a session cookie, used to track logged-in status.  The cookie name is usually suffixed with a random ID.  Eg. SESS1234abc

 

phpbb3_jcqz2_k, phpbb3_jcqz2_sid,
phpbb3_jcqz2_u

These are Forum board cookies, used for the forum to function correctly

www.carers.org

has_js

This cookie details whether the browser has Javascript enabled or not.  The site will enhance functionality if Javascript is enabled

 

BC_BANDWIDTH

Detects the bandwidth capability of a computer or device in order to improve initial rendition of a video being played

 

Third party cookies

The other type of cookies we use are placed by parties other than our own. For example, Google Analytics cookies enable us to track user activity on the site and collect information about how visitors use our site. Or cookies may be used by other websites to track when users visit their services via Carers.org. The following table explains these in more detail:

 

Site

Cookie Name

What does it do?

google.co.uk

__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz

This is a Google Analytics cookie. It’s used to track user activity on the site. The cookie domain is actually www.carers.org , but as the code that sets it is from google.com, it’s a third party cookie. This contains anonymised information on links, buttons clicked on the site, what pages have been visited and for how long.

Youtube.com

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE,
Use_hitbox

These cookies are used by YouTube to track usage of its services

 

PREF

This cookie holds browser information.  This allows YouTube to increase video functionality (for example in HTML5-enabled browsers)

a2a.lockerz.com

__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz,
uvc

These analytics cookies are set by the Lockerz / Add to Any service (which allow users to share content on the site).

parentchannel.tv

SESS….

Session cookie set when a user arrives on a page where there is an embedded parentchannel.tv video present

www.parentchannel.tv

welcomead

Tracking cookie set when a user arrives on a page where there is an embedded parentchannel.tv video present

www.carers.org

AkamaiAnalytics_BrowserSessionId,
AkamaiAnalyticsDO_visitStartTime,
AkamaiAnalytics_VisitCookie,
clientLastHTimes,
clientLastPTimes,
AkamaiAnalytics_VisitIsPlaying

Set by the parentchannel.tv video on http://www.carers.org/videos-about-carers. Akamai provides services for delivery of online media; these cookies collect anonymous user information to track behavioural patterns and provide targeted advertising.

tubemogul.com

_tmid

This is an analytics tracking cookie, which helps provide targeted advertising to the user

 

Third party cookies and browser-set cookies

The following third party cookies are set by browsers in order to ensure safe browsing that protects users from intrusive websites. See below for details on this.

 

Site

Cookie Name

What does it do?

google.co.uk

Nid

Pref

Google tracking and safe browsing cookies. Google’s NID and PREF cookies are set by browsers to protect users against known intrusive sites. If you arrive at one of these sites it allows your browser to take action or notify you. Users can stop these cookies being set by turning off their browser’s ‘safe browsing’ mode.

 

Need to know more about cookies?

More information about cookies, can be found on the following websites:

1. Google and Youtube

http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html

2. Lockerz

http://share.lockerz.com/privacy

3. Parentchannel.tv

http://www.parentchannel.tv/privacy-policy

4. TubeMogul

http://www.tubemogul.com/company/privacy